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The US safety net caught some poor households during the Great Recession, but many just above the poverty line slipped through the cracks.

Anderson, Patricia M. and Butcher, Kristen F. and Whitmore Schanzenbach, Diane (2015) The US safety net caught some poor households during the Great Recession, but many just above the poverty line slipped through the cracks. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Sep 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

The Great Recession saw large increases in unemployment and greater housing insecurity for many, which in turn led to increased take up of social safety net programs such as food stamps. In new research, Patricia M. Anderson, Kristin F. Butcher and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach find that while households that are below the poverty line were largely shielded from additional hardships during the Great Recession, those with incomes just above it slipped through the cracks of the safety net, and experienced additional hardships.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 08:43
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 08:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75806

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